Monday, February 19, 12-1pm
Osher Hall, Second Floor, Porteous
Free, Open to the Public
Brooklyn artist Linda Casbon constructs functional clay objects and large-scale ceramic sculpture. She studied design at the University of Colorado (BENVD) and ceramics and sculpture at Kent State University (MFA). Linda has participated in artist's residencies throughout the United States and Canada including the Bemis Foundation in Omaha, Nebraska, the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana, and the John Michael Kohler Company in Wisconsin. Linda was awarded a NYFA fellowship in 1997. She is currently teaching at Hofstra University and Kingsborough Community College.
"My work translates forms into a language of metaphoric associations. It hints at meanings without using literal descriptions. Objects are the visual sounds of this language. When placed together these words form a sentence, a poem, and a kind of narrative with its own internal logic. The pieces look like . . . feel like . . . sound like . . . but cannot be consciously identified or named. With this work I am striving for a sense of unnameable familiarity."
This lecture is funded by a grant from the Windgate Charitable Foundation. All lectures in this series are hosted in Osher Hall and are open to the public at no charge. Seating is limited.